Flake said that he is pushing the White House for "a fulsome investigation" of the allegations against Kavanaugh.
Nine of 10 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee wrote on Monday to FBI Director Christopher Wray and White House Counsel Don McGahn, listing 24 people they said should be interviewed by the FBI and urging that the investigation assess all three allegations of sexual misconduct. Last Thursday, he testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee in a hearing on Dr Ford's allegations.
"It's a tough thing going on", Trump said. The Post said the probe would now encompass the allegations of a third Kavanaugh accuser but wouldn't take an unfettered look at Kavanaugh's drinking or as a young man or examine the veracity of his statements about his drinking at the Senate Judicary Committee hearing last week. On Friday, Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona broke with his fellow Republicans and said that although he supported moving Kavanaugh's nomination out of the committee, he called for the FBI to investigate credible allegations against Kavanaugh.
"The time for endless delay and obstruction has come to a close". One of them is Republican Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was greeted by hundreds of liberal protesters, victims of sexual assault among them, during an appearance Monday in Boston. "So, my assumption is once they are satisfied with the results of the supplemental investigation they would be satisfied to go ahead and vote". Senate Republicans have privately expressed similar sentiments.
What she has said: "It is important to have a fair process for the sake of both Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford, as well as the integrity of both the judicial branch and the Senate confirmation process". "We simply can't", Flake, who is retiring as a senator in January, said at an event in Washington.
In his remarks on Tuesday, Mr Trump did not name Prof Ford, though he appeared to refer to her testimony. "I can't say, because I don't know what the investigation will say". When the man noticed Mr. Ludington, Mr. Kavanaugh and the others looking at him, he objected and told them to stop it, adding an expletive, Mr. Ludington said. "There have been a lot of people over the a year ago that have lied to Congress, and to me that would not be acceptable".
Trump, who was himself accused during the 2016 presidential race of sexual misconduct with numerous women, tried to link the allegations against Kavanaugh to what he said was a broader problem. Kavanaugh denies that as well.
In particular, Democrats have homed in on his contention that the allegations against him are an "orchestrated political hit" funded by left-wing groups seeking "revenge on behalf of the Clintons".
Democrats have said he would be disqualified from the high court if the Federal Bureau of Investigation found he drank frequently in high school.
The report is significant because Mr Kavanaugh has defended himself against claims that he drank excessively in his high school and university years.
Murkowski joined other undecided senators who backed Sen. In one notable exchange, he snapped at Sen.
State Rep. Geoff Diehl, a Whitman Republican who is running against Warren, told the Herald he continues to believe Kavanaugh should be confirmed, but said he's always happy to see elected officials explaining their decisions to the public.
"Hopefully, as Mitch said, they'll have a vote by the end of the week, and it will be a positive vote".
Arguing that anyone could be subjected to the scrutiny facing Kavanaugh, Trump claimed he has seen at least one senator in a "compromising position".